Friday, April 15, 2011

Lucy Emma Adkins Shaffer

Amongst the memorabilia passed-down to us is a photo album that belonged to Arthur Shaffer.  This photo is of his mother, Lucy Emma Adkins Shaffer, who was Ezra Camp Adkins' older sister (and Garrett Shaffer's wife).  On the back of the photo is written: Lucy E. Shaffer  August 1888.
Lucy and Garret have a mention in this article about pioneer days in Kansas.  Another photograph is identified as "Mrs. Lucy Enna Shafffer, Age 22  Born June 3 - 1852, Plimouth Hancock Co. Ill"
This obituary is unmarked as to newspaper name or date

Mrs. Lucy Pollett
Lucy E. Adkins, daughter of Homer and Hannah Adkins, was born June 3, 1852, at Plymouth, Hancock county, Ill., and died April 20, 1940, following a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Shaver near Kackley, at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 17 days.

She came to Kansas with her parents in 1868 settling near Concordia and was baptized into the Methodist church at Lake Sibley at the age of 17.

She was married to Garrett M. Shaffer of Clay Center in 1871 and to this union four children were born, Emory, Arthur A. of Chandler, Okla., George F. of Monterey, Cal., and Rose M. Shaver of Courtland.  Emory died in infancy and Mr. Shaffer passed away in 1921.

She was married to Henry Pollett of Guthrie, Okla., in 1925 and Mr. Pollett died in 1926.

Surviving are her two sons and one daughter, one brother, Achel Adkins of King City, Cal., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Pollett's brother, Esra Camp Adkins, was killed by the  Indians in 1869.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 22, at the Baptist church in Concordia with the Rev. W. H. Hawes in charge.

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